Signs now flashing in 1000 school zones
School children across Queensland are now safer than ever, with the 1000th installation of a flashing school zone sign recently completed at Beaudesert State School.
Schools across the Moreton Bay region will continue to benefit from the program, with five local schools set to have flashing school zone lights installed by the Palaszczuk Government.
Bray Park State School, Jinibara State School, Kurwongbah State School, Mount Samson State School and Strathpine State School will each see new flashing school zone lights installed in the coming months.
Member for Pine Rivers Nikki Boyd said that the safety of local children travelling to and from school was an incredibly important community issue.
“With the installation of the 1000th sign, it shows the Palaszczuk Government’s ongoing commitment to providing safe road environments for our kids,” said Ms Boyd.
Member for Kurwongbah Shane King said that flashing school zone signs play an incredibly important role in actively reminding drivers of the change in speed limits and to slow down.
“School zones are in place for a reason and these signs help remind drivers that kids are around and to take extra caution to keep everyone safe,” said Mr King.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads undertakes a detailed risk analysis to determine the school zones to receive the flashing signs.
The process includes consideration of local issues and problem areas raised by schools and communities.
“Significant planning goes into ensuring the signs are delivered to where they’ll be most effective, benefiting school communities,” said Mr King.
“Priority is given to school zones with a high level of vehicle and pedestrian traffic, higher speed limits, or visibility problems and crash history.”
For more information on flashing school zone signs, visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Safety/School-road-safety.